[How to] Feature an article with image preview in Joomla

How to use Mod HMTL to Feature a Joomla article with an image preview

Typically each website has a number of "popular" articles which you want people to view if they landed on your site. To make these features more attractive, we typically create a Featured or Popular Content section, which attracts the attention of your user to the article. And what better way than featuring an article than by linking to it via an attractive image. Here's how to do it in Joomla,

 

Whether its a special hosting package you are offering. a nice new product which you have a special offer on, or simply a popular article which you want to highlight, using an image to link to the article is always an attractive method to use. So how to go about doing it? We use the swiss knife of Joomla module, the Custom Html module. This is a module, which allows us to create our own content at will ... 

Desired End Result:

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Upload the image you want to use via the Media Manager (Site > Media Manager), then we create our custom module. 

So we go to Extensions > Module Manager > New > Custom HTML > Next

This creates a new Custom HTML module, where we can now insert our pretty image into.

Below on the left hand side, we can insert our Custom Output. What we will be doing is, inserting the image, and creating a link to the article on the image... 

 

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